I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia just 3 weeks ago, but think I've had it for some time.
Had to go private for a diagnosis as 8 month NHS wait to see a Rheumatologist. Haven't seen GP as they've been useless in the past and I've had bad reactions to meds for high blood pressure and cholesterol so very unwilling to risk any more horrendous reactions.
Felt OK yesterday,went out for coffee with a friend and it was a very small trip out. Felt fine when I got home so , perhaps stupidly, I drove about 5 miles to a DIY store, picked up 2 buckets of cement and made a base for a garden umbrella. Then moved some rubbish in the garden. Still felt OK but had tea, settled down for the evening and fell asleep just after 11. Not a bad nights sleep, thanks to magnesium spray, I think.
Different story today--- can barely hobble around the house, headache, neck pain and my ears are throbbing. Paracetamol and ibuprofen barely take the edge off the pain and the only thing that seems to illicit a tiny improvement is drinking Lucozade.
Were the few things I did yesterday just too much ? Will it always be like this ?
I'm reading as much as I can, feel I can cope with the leg, hip, back, rib pain but the headaches bring me to my knees.
At the moment I'm just taking turmeric daily. I did have an identified B12 deficiency but feel that should be high enough now.
Any advice gratefully received.